If you're a REAL quilter, you have at least one UFO (unfinished object) and one WIP (work in progress) stashed in the closet or stacked on a shelf. Maybe you just need quilting suggestions, or maybe a fresh eye from a new online friend can help with block arrangements. How about a UFO swap? Any UFO conversation is welcome.

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Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 12, 2018 at 8:30pm

Yes! Gail. I had something in mind but just didn't work played out.

Kohls was having a big up to 60% off mens dress clothes today. My hubby was in need of some new dress shirts and I was amazed at what I was able to find. Two of them the original price was $45.00 and two of them the original price was $50.00. I had a 30% of coupon and a $5.00 rewards taken off. According to the reciept I saved $163.46 and my cost was $9.01 on 4 Van Hussen shirts. Hurray!!

Comment by Gail Brown on January 12, 2018 at 3:28pm

I agree with Riana and you both.  I think a solid center with some embroidery would look great. Doing one prototype is always a good idea.  I've done things that looked good in my head but not so great on the eyes.  Great in big pieces but noso good cut up i little pieces.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 12, 2018 at 8:57am

I agree Riana, I keep looking at it and thinking that there is just not enough contrast in this fabric. I think I have some light pink but don't know if I have enough or not. Bethi's room has two pics in it with these colors. But no pink in it. Maybe it could be a white, soft blue or soft aqua solid back ground. What do you think? I  just might go back to having embroidery on a plain center after all. I'm glad I didn't put together more then one block.  Maybe I should stick with white back ground and simple embroidery in the center?????

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 11, 2018 at 6:29pm

Barbara, if you replace the center pinwheel with a paler aqua on some squares, you could embroider that. Do you think there's enough contrast to see the churn dash? Maybe it's just the way the camera picked up the prints.

Elizabeth, what a shame you had no company ( or even someone to set those tubs up on a table to save you bending). But you can't blame folks for heeding the warnings... no one wants to spend the night in a ditch. 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 11, 2018 at 6:18pm

Today I spent the day as a volunteer for QOV.  I put fabric together for kits.  It was very hard on my back going through many tubs of donated fabric trying to find pieces big enough and also coordinated in colour to go together in a quilt.  In the last hour and a half I sat down and cut 5" squares.  I was the only one who showed up in the morning.  One other woman showed up at lunch time.  The weather was considered too bad to venture out.  Next Thursday we'll meet again.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 11, 2018 at 5:58pm

Riana, this is the fabric I received in the layer cake. The colors in the pack are blues and aquas. I thought it would be to busy for embroidery, but maybe not ! I will do embroidery on another project.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 11, 2018 at 5:53pm

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 9, 2018 at 12:48pm

Thank you for the information!  I'll cut 4 x 15 for my Swiffer.  I just measured it to be sure.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 9, 2018 at 8:09am

I started cutting scraps in my mind when I read 4X15/swiffer. I know I have lots of pieces that size. Thanks Riana

Comment by Linda Koller on January 9, 2018 at 2:46am

Never thought to use leftover batting for my swifter. Thanks for the idea, Riana!

There's a gal in one of my quilt groups that will take all our bits and pieces and stringy things to Goodwill who recycles it all. We aren't allowed to use it for stuffing for shelters either. A lot of my batting leftovers I will piece together for mugrugs and for kennel quilts. I beg the girls from the quilt group for their batting leftovers.

Welcome Dorothee (sorry if I spelled it wrong)! 


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